Metro-East News

Planning to run for office in the spring? We want to hear from you.

Now that the November election is over in Illinois, candidates are focusing on the April 2 election for local offices.

If you are interested in running to serve on the Belleville City Council, please contact reporter Mike Koziatek to be included in an article previewing the April 2 election. He can be reached at 618-239-2502 or

The City Council has 16 aldermen and eight seats, one from each ward, will be on the 2019 ballot.

The filing period for candidates is Dec. 10-17.